Stories by Ben Jacobs

Ben Jacobs is a political reporter for Guardian US based in Washington DC. He was previously a reporter for the Daily Beast. Follow him on Twitter @bencjacobs subscribe to Ben  Jacobs's feed

Posted on: May 9, 2017, Source: The Guardian

Tasked with overseeing an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, the now-fired FBI director earned the chagrin of both parties.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2017, Source: The Guardian

"Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil. We're a nation at war."

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017, Source: The Guardian

Senator Sessions had come under fire for his views on race and civil rights in a tempestuous confirmation process that strained the upper chamber’s norms.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2016, Source: The Guardian

At a South Carolina rally Donald Trump invoked a debunked story of a WWI general executing 49 Muslim terrorists.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2016, Source: The Guardian

Frontrunner goes after former Florida governor on brother, Iraq and 9/11

Posted on: Feb 13, 2016, Source: The Guardian

Scalia was 79 years old.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2016, Source: The Guardian

The real estate mogul’s success in New Hampshire happened despite a comparatively weak campaign organization and a penchant for controversy.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2016, Source: The Guardian

On the eve of the primary, Donald Trump repeated an offensive remark from a member of the crowd about Ted Cruz’s position on waterboarding

Posted on: Feb 6, 2016, Source: The Guardian

The Republican candidate found himself on the receiving end of Chris Christie’s strong performance during Saturday debate days before New Hampshire primary.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2016, Source: The Guardian

Former vice-presidential nominee becomes first current or former statewide elected official to back Trump, who says he is ‘proud to have her support.’

Posted on: Jan 19, 2016, Source: The Guardian

The four-stage contest begins on 1 February, building to a national convention in the spring.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016, Source: The Guardian

"There is no single, settled answer. And our supreme court has never addressed the issue.”

Posted on: Dec 13, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Texas senator wins support of 31% of likely Republican caucus-goers.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2015, Source: The Guardian

The GOP frontrunner’s statements appear to be drafted on the fly and while several figures play key roles the loss of his political adviser in August is being felt.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2015, Source: The Guardian

All four GOP senators running for president vote against extending FBI checks to every firearm sold and banning sale to individuals on terror watchlists.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2015, Source: The Guardian

For months, Trump has defied the laws of political gravity by maintaining his lead despite a never-ending string of controversies.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Bernie Sanders energized supporters after strongest critique of Hillary Clinton.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2015, Source: The Guardian

It appears the Republican’s campaign is anything but a sideshow

Posted on: Oct 4, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Comments come days after nine killed at Oregon community college.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2015, Source: The Guardian

The audience reacted negatively to Republican frontrunner calling Marco Rubio ‘a clown’, but Trump insisted to reporters ‘those weren’t boos, those were cheers’.

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